2. Grand & Royal Canals
These two man-made canals encircle Dublin’s inner city, and are perfect for a scenic stroll. Along the Grand Canal, which runs along the southside of the city, you’ll find ducks, swans and of course, a statue of Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh, who wrote in his famous poem ‘Lines Written On A Seat On The Grand Canal’; ‘Commemorate me where there is water, canal water preferably…’. There are also some charming boats along the canal which serve up tasty food and drink as they gently cruise downstream. A stroll out by the northside’s Royal Canal meanwhile will bring you to iconic stadium Croke Park, home of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). The museum inside runs regular tours which detail the stadium’s rich history.